Courtney Love insists she doesn't want to be a ''rock 'n' roll cliche''.

The Hole singer, who is the widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, claims people expect ''badass behaviour'' from her after 15 years of crazy antics but she is bored of the stereotype.

She told NME magazine: ''So I'll be that girl onstage, but I'm just over it. Taking my bra off and showing my boobs was fun for a while, but I'm 50 and I'm not gonna show my boobs.

''You'll still get the unexpected, but I don't really have the desire to be a cliche.''

The 49-year-old singer insists just because she's not flashing her flesh doesn't mean she's a ''boring old fart'', it simply means she wants to focus more on the music and roll 'n' roll performance.

She explained: ''That's where I put my energy. And I could use all that power and that energy for, at this age, good. And then I guess you are a boring old fart, but - guess what - it's doesn't mean that you can't play rock.''

Courtney will tour the UK next month as a solo artist and is back with new track 'Wedding Day', while there are also rumours she could reform with her Hole band mates in coming months.